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Two and a Half Men Prop Bets

Two and a Half Men will carry on without Charlie Sheen next season, but will viewers stick around? That's the subject of a new showbiz prop bet at Bovada.

CBS announced its 2011/12 primetime schedule on Wednesday morning, and Two and a Half Men sat in its usual Monday 9pm slot. But instead of Sheen, fans of the show will get Ashton Kutcher in the fall.

Kutcher, of course, had a long run on another sitcom, That 70's Show, last decade, but since then he's been known mostly for Punk'd, a popular Twitter account, and a string of underwhelming movies.

And older-skewing CBS viewers probably only know Kutcher for one thing – the fact that he's married to Demi Moore.

So how will Two and a Half Men fare in the ratings come September, and will it perform well enough to get an order for an additional season in 2012/13?

The curiosity factor should be enough to keep Two and a Half Men at a high ratings level in the fall – even some non-fans of the show will tune in to see how they explain Sheen's absence and Kutcher's appearance.

After the initial novelty wears off, though, the show will likely sink or swim with Kutcher's performance. If he appeals to Two and a Half Men's core audience, the ratings will likely be high enough to warrant another season. If he doesn't, and the ratings tumble, the studio won't be able to justify his high salary and the show will be canceled.

The oddsmakers at Bovada like the show's chances, though, and the prop wager “Will Two and Half Men get cancelled after one full season with Ashton Kutcher?” has NO as the -300 favorite. The YES side on that prop is the underdog at +200 odds.